Cley Bird List

The list you see below contains all birds recorded in the CBC area (the extended Cley Square – click the Cley Square tab above for a definition of this area) since 2006.

Full Cley Square List

The full historic list for the CBC area has now been updated to the end of March 2018 and this stands at 393 species of which 3 are still awaiting acceptance.  For each species it includes details of numbers recorded and the years seen.  For one species, a Little Bustard at Morston in 1836, we cannot be sure that it was actually in the Square.  It also includes 4 species which were definitely outside of the TG04 official 10Km square but inside our extended Square.   This list can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking Cley Bird List (updated April 2018).

2017 List

A total of 250 bird species were recorded in the Square in 2017. To download a list of these together with counts  and number of days seen, click on Bird List 2017.

An old list

We're sorry but the list below (c.2012) is now out of date and unfortunately we cannot update it.  We hope to replace this list with the full updated list in the near future but are still working on this. In the meantime please download the latest list from the links above.

Colour key to species
Name Scientific Name
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Black SwanCygnus atratus
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Bewick's SwanCygnus columbianus bewickii
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Bean GooseAnser fabalis
Tundra Bean GooseAnser fabalis rossicus
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchus
White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Greenland White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons flavirostris
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
Lesser Snow GooseAnser caerulescens caerulescens
Ross's GooseAnser rossii
Bar-headed GooseAnser indicus
Emperor GooseAnser canagica
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Richardson's Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii hutchinsii
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsis
Brent GooseBranta bernicla
Dark-bellied Brent GooseBranta bernicla bernicla
Pale-bellied Brent GooseBranta bernicla hrota
Black BrantBranta bernicla nigricans
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Cape ShelduckTadorna cana
ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ringed TealCallonetta leucophrys
Mandarin DuckAix galericulata
Crested DuckLophonetta specularioides
WigeonAnas penelope
American WigeonAnas americana
GadwallAnas strepera
Baikal TealAnas formosa
TealAnas crecca
Green-winged TealAnas carolinensis
Grey TealAnas gracilis
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
PintailAnas acuta
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensis
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
ShovelerAnas clypeata
Australian ShovelerAnas rhynchotis
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
PochardAythya ferina
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
ScaupAythya marila
EiderSomateria mollissima
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
Common ScoterMelanitta nigra
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fusca
GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
SmewMergellus albellus
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
GoosanderMergus merganser
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa
Grey PartridgePerdix perdix
QuailCoturnix coturnix
PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Golden PheasantChrysolophus pictus
Lady Amherst's PheasantChrysolophus amherstiae
Red-throated DiverGavia stellata
Black-throated DiverGavia arctica
Great Northern DiverGavia immer
White-billed DiverGavia adamsii
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis
FulmarFulmarus glacialis
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseus
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicus
Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouan
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Wilson's PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Storm PetrelHydrobates pelagicus
Leach's PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
GannetMorus bassanus
CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelis
White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
BitternBotaurus stellaris
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Great White EgretArdea alba
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
White StorkCiconia ciconia
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
Chilean FlamingoPhoenicopterus chilensis
SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Black-eared KiteMilvus migrans lineatus
Red KiteMilvus milvus
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus cyaneus
Marsh HawkCircus cyaneus hudsonicus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
BuzzardButeo buteo
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopus
OspreyPandion haliaetus
KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus
MerlinFalco columbarius
HobbyFalco subbuteo
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Water RailRallus aquaticus
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
CorncrakeCrex crex
MoorhenGallinula chloropus
CootFulica atra
CraneGrus grus
OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Stone CurlewBurhinus oedicnemus
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
DotterelCharadrius morinellus
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Golden PloverPluvialis apricaria
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
LapwingVanellus vanellus
KnotCalidris canutus
SanderlingCalidris alba
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Little StintCalidris minuta
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
DunlinCalidris alpina
Buff-breasted SandpiperTryngites subruficollis
RuffPhilomachus pugnax
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
SnipeGallinago gallinago
Great SnipeGallinago media
WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
CurlewNumenius arquata
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
RedshankTringa totanus
GreenshankTringa nebularia
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudus
Great SkuaStercorarius skua
Mediterranean GullLarus melanocephalus
Laughing GullLarus atricilla
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Common GullLarus canus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Kumlien's GullLarus glaucoides kumlieni
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Ross's GullRhodostethia rosea
KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensis
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Little TernSternula albifrons
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Black TernChlidonias niger
White-winged Black TernChlidonias leucopterus
GuillemotUria aalge
Brünnich's GuillemotUria lomvia
RazorbillAlca torda
Black GuillemotCepphus grylle
Little AukAlle alle
PuffinFratercula arctica
Rock Dove / Feral PigeonColumba livia
Stock DoveColumba oenas
Wood PigeonColumba palumbus
Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur
CockatielNymphicus hollandicus
BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatus
Ring-necked ParakeetPsittacula krameri
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
CuckooCuculus canorus
Barn OwlTyto alba
Little OwlAthene noctua
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
Alpine SwiftApus melba
KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
HoopoeUpupa epops
WryneckJynx torquilla
Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos minor
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
WoodlarkLullula arborea
SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Shore LarkEremophila alpestris
Sand MartinRiparia riparia
SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
House MartinDelichon urbicum
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Blue-headed WagtailMotacilla flava flava
British Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava flavissima
Grey-headed WagtailMotacilla flava thunbergi
Ashy-headed WagtailMotacilla flava cinereocapilla
Spanish WagtailMotacilla flava iberiae
Black-headed WagtailMotacilla flava feldegg
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White / Pied WagtailMotacilla alba
White wagtail [alba]Motacilla alba alba
Pied WagtailMotacilla alba yarrellii
WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
DipperCinclus cinclus
WrenTroglodytes troglodytes
DunnockPrunella modularis
RobinErithacus rubecula
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus
WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Greenland WheatearOenanthe oenanthe leucorhoa
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicola
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus
Booted WarblerIduna caligata
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoria
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca
WhitethroatSylvia communis
Dartford WarblerSylvia undata
Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillans
Western Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillans cantillans
Eastern Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillans albistriata
Moltoni's WarblerSylvia moltonii
Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloides
Pallas's WarblerPhylloscopus proregulus
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatus
Radde's WarblerPhylloscopus schwarzi
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatus
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Scandinavian ChiffchaffSylvia cantillans abietinus
Siberian ChiffchaffSylvia cantillans tristis
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
GoldcrestRegulus regulus
FirecrestRegulus ignicapilla
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Bearded TitPanurus biarmicus
Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus
Marsh TitPoecile palustris
Coal TitPeriparus ater
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
Great TitParus major
NuthatchSitta europaea
TreecreeperCerthia familiaris
Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus
Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator
JayGarrulus glandarius
MagpiePica pica
JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Hooded CrowCorvus cornix
RavenCorvus corax
StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rose-coloured StarlingPastor roseus
House SparrowPasser domesticus
Tree SparrowPasser montanus
ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
SerinSerinus serinus
GreenfinchChloris chloris
GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
SiskinCarduelis spinus
LinnetCarduelis cannabina
TwiteCarduelis flavirostris
Lesser RedpollCarduelis cabaret
Mealy RedpollCarduelis flammea
Arctic RedpollCarduelis hornemanni
Coues's Arctic RedpollCarduelis hornemanni exilipes
CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
Parrot CrossbillLoxia pytyopsittacus
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineus
Scarlet RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
Northern BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula pyrrhula
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Lapland BuntingCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rustica
Little BuntingEmberiza pusilla
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
378 named taxa are listed, of which 312 species form the CBC bird list and 17 species are pending acceptance.